GOV: Ark. reports highest number of community COVID-19 cases in one day

Interim ADH Secretary Jose Romero said there are 7,009 active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas currently.

FULL BRIEFING 7/23: Gov. Hutchinson, ADH and Correctional officials COVID-19 update for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson updated the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Hutchinson announced a huge increase in daily positive COVID-19 cases, with over 1,000 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

The majority of the new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas come from the following counties:

  • Pulaski
  • Washington
  • Benton
  • Sebastian
  • Craighead (41)
  • Crittenden (43)

Currently as of Thursday afternoon:

  • 36,259 Arkansans have had coronavirus
  • 28,864 recoveries
  • Cumulative positivity rate is 8%

Hutchinson started the briefing by saying he reached out to State Sen. Jason Rapert and his family following the news of his positive COVID-19 condition, admission to hospital.

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